Question about Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

Open Question

I'm wondering how frequently I need to change the water panel. I installed a new one and less than a month later, the change water panel light is back on.

Shortly after the new furnace/humidifier was installed a year ago, probably 1.5 months after installation last January, I had to replace the water panel. So two in that relatively warm winter season, and now, not even one month has passed. I followed the instructions, and cleaned and descaled the nearby parts, though I have not cleaned the entire system. Is the change-out frequency normal, or do I have a problem?

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: Aprilaire 110

Modle 110 has a relay in it see if it is stuck.Hope this helps

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

J-

I had this problem several years ago. In order for the water to flow, the outside temperature sending unit must indicate to the controller that it is less than 60F. If not, the unit will not operate outside of test mode. Check the temp outside where your sending unit is (could the sun be heating that side of the house?) and ensure that the circuit to the sending unit is working. I had a bad wire splice inside a wire nut stopping the circuit. Took me a long while to figure it out.

If the outside temp and your sending unit circuit is ok, I wish you luck on your troubleshooting.

adx_98

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • 11 Answers

SOURCE: New Aprilaire 700 - loud hi pitched whistle

You may be having problem with air scaping from the base of the hum. it will probably may have to put silicone around the base of the hum. to stop the air scaping.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • 189 Answers

SOURCE: Aprilaire 760 keeps running.

The humidifier should not turn on untill the furnace blower starts. Since the fan stays on. does the solenoid valve also stay on? If they both stay on you probably have a bad humidistat. If only the blower stays on then the circuit bourd in the humidifier is defective.
Good luck
HVAC Teacher

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • 189 Answers

SOURCE: Aprilair 760 Humidfier will not stop water flow to EV panel

If the water continues runs nonstop even when the heater is turned off, you might have either a bad solenoid valve or a bad humidistat. Simply disconnect one of the two low voltage wires going into the unit. If the water turns off then your problem is most likely your humidistat or the low voltage wiring. If the water continues to run even when the low voltage is disconnected you have a defective solenoid valve.
Good luck.......

Posted on May 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

WHEN I TURN ON THE HUMIDISTAT the water line going into the filter just starts gushing!is this the selenoid?


first its important to understand how humidifiers work ,


they work by using a pressurized source of water (prefer demineralized) that enters a chamber that has a device that wicks the water up into it , then a fan induces a draft across it , this produces evaporation of the water into the air flow , this air is then ducted into the air handler for the structure (home?)
now that being said the water chamber needs constant refilling due to evaporation of water from air flow , most times this is handled from a solenoid valve that is basically an electric operated valve , and yes it's logical that it could be tied to a humidistat for demand use only .

also this type of humidifier requires frequent cleaning or it may back up and spill water in the wrong places ,especially if there isn't a demineralizing filter on water line , as the minerals that naturally occur in water don't evaporate and get left inside the chamber , making less and less room for new water to be added

Jan 15, 2016 | Humidifiers

1 Answer

Changed wicks and change wick light is still on. how to reset?


Humidifiers - Frequently Asked Questions - iAllergy

www.iallergy.com/humidifier_answers.html
Do I need to replace filters, and if so, how often? ... quietest humidifiers available, and the ideal choice when noise level is a concern (if you are a light sleeper). ... Most evaporative cool moisture humidifiers use replaceable wick filters, and these should bechanged every 2 months on average (wick filter life varies depending ...

[PDF]OWNER'S CARE & USE MANUAL - Appliance Factory Parts

www.appliancefactoryparts.com/content/pdfs/116710-1.pdf
Refill light with Automatic Shutoff. • 2-Speed Fan ... If it still does not fit, ... Thishumidifier is ETL listed with Essick Air brand evaporative wicks in place. ... wick, the water evaporates into the air, leaving behind any white dust, ... We recommendchanging the wick ... Use only Essick Air brand replacement wicks and chemicals.

Amazon.com - AIRCARE 1041 Replacement Console Wick ...

www.amazon.com/...Replacement...Wick/.../B0002GD...

Amazon.com, Inc.AHAM certified output; Longer lasting, still at 96-2/5-percent after 90 days; Less energy consumption ... Essick Air 1970 Humidifier Bacteriostatic Treatment, 1-Quart ... BestAir CB41 Essick 1041 Replacement Wick Filter ... Super Wicks trap minerals and other particulates to prevent white dust and sprays, which are often seen ...

Jan 04, 2016 | Humidifiers

1 Answer

Honeywell he240 no longer working. It is less than 2 months old. I noticed water had stopped flowing out of drain tube. The filter tray is not filling up with water. Humidistat clicks when turned up and...


Maybe the hose is blocked. Take the hose off the supply side, and blow into just enough to add pressure to it and see if that works.

Try this site for more details or a similar issue:

Honeywell HE240 new install not working

Feb 12, 2015 | Honeywell Humidifiers

2 Answers

Not working


HI, Troubleshooting an Aprilaire Humidifier

Aprilaire, a manufacturer of indoor air quality products including thermostats, air cleaners and dehumidifiers, also offers a line of whole house humidifiers. Installed in your existing heating and cooling system, humidity is produced by a supplied water source that flows over a water panel before being distributed throughout your air through the heating and cooling system. Issues you may need to troubleshoot with your Aprilaire humidifier include error messages and the unit producing too little or too much humidity.

Things You'll Need:

Replacement water panel


Turn down the control dial by one setting if condensation appears on your windows or walls.


Turn up the control dial by one setting if there is a lack of humidity, often indicated by dry skin or peeling wallpaper or paint.


Turn the control dial to "Test/Reset" if the humidifier does not run. Verify the heating and air conditioning unit blower is operating. If the heating and air conditioning unit is not operating or you are unable to resolve the issue contact a heating contractor.


Contact a heating contractor if you turn the control dial to "Off" and the humidifier continues to run.


Contact your Aprilaire dealer (see Resources) if you notice an error code on the display and the "Call Dealer for Service" light flashes.


Turn the control dial to "Off" and turn off the water supply if the yellow "Change Water Panel" light flashes. Lift the front panel off of the humidifier. Slide out the water panel. Insert a new water panel. Replace the front cover. Turn the control dial to "Test/Reset" until the "Humidifier On" light flashes. If you feel uncomfortable changing the water panel, contact a heating contractor.


Tips & Warnings

Purchase replacement water panels through your Aprilaire dealer or a heating contractor.



You can get parts from the link below:

arnoldservice.com/humidifier_parts.htm


Hope it helps.

Thanks for using fixya....

Nov 17, 2010 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

1 Answer

Have aprilaire #760 ,changed water panel, and turned furnace on and water started pouring out of the bottom of furnce? lots of water---


Typically, we find that the most common reason that you start to see leaking from the humidifier is that the water panel is not changed frequently enough. We do recommend that the water panel be changed once every humidifying season. We find a majority of our customers do this maintenance typically at the start of the humidifying season.

Here are the things to check when troubleshooting a power humidifier, which is leaking:

1.Position Of Unit On Plenum
Is the unit level (let to right)?
Is it plumb (front to back)?

2.Feed Tube
Is the Feed Tube tightened or is there a crack in the tube?

3.Position Of Scale control insert-
Is the base of the scale control insert sitting firmly in the drain spud at the base of the housing?
Does the bottom of the scale control insert have a taper to it to direct water to the drain spud?
Is the Scale control insert positioned correctly? The scale control insert has a front and a back. The back of the water distribution tray has an indentation in it to allow for clearance of the nozzle, which is attached to the top of the base. If reversed, and forced into place, the water distribution tray will break off the nozzle attached to the water feed tube and potentially the housing, causing water to leak

4.Water Panel Assembly-
Are there aluminum strands hanging out of the scale control insert?
Is there a gap between the top of the water panel and the water distribution tray for air to go through?
Is the colored dot on the water panel, up?
Is there a consistent coating on the Water panel, or are there shinny spots or clumps of coating?

5.Water Entrainment (Water Blowing out of the Humidifier)-
Are there signs of entrainment? Mineral build-up on fan blade, shroud, inside of cover?
Is the static pressure in the plenum over .4w.c.? If so, entrainment and leaking could occur.

6.Missing Orifice
If there is no orifice in the unit, the water entering the system could flood the panel. To check
for proper water flow, a quart jar should fill at the drain line in about 2 ½ minutes for a red or blue orifice, 5 minutes for a white or yellow orifice.

7.Drain line-
Is the drain line plugged?
Does it have a good downward slope?
Is it teed with any other drain lines?

If the above items do not resolve the existing leaking we would recommend contacting the customer service line at 800-334-6011 for further technical support.

Regards,



Tracey Hadju
Customer Service Specialist
Research Products Corporation
www.aprilaire.com

Oct 25, 2010 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

1 Answer

Fan motor seems to be running backwards. Installed in 1999.Always maintaned. Overall worked OK until this past year. Many problems with water leakage. When I opened and checked fan direction, it was moving...


The fan on the model 700 does rotate backwards compared to your typical fan operation. This fan will pull air from the duct verses pushing air into the duct. There are several things that may cause your humidifier to leak. The most known reason for leaking is the water panel/filter is not being changed frequently enough which should be at least once every heating season. You also want to confirm that you are utilizing an authentic Aprilaire water panel.
  • Is the Feed Tube tightened or is there a crack in the tube?
· Is the base of the scale control insert sitting firmly in the drain spud at the base of the housing?
· Does the bottom of the scale control insert have a taper to it to direct water to the drain spud?
· Is the Scale control insert positioned correctly? The scale control insert has a front and a back. The back of the water distribution tray has an indentation in it to allow for clearance of the nozzle, which is attached to the top of the base. If reversed, and forced into place, the water distribution tray will break off the nozzle attached to the water feed tube and potentially the housing, causing water to leak
· Is there a gap between the top of the water panel and the water distribution tray for air to go through?
· Is the colored dot on the water panel, up?
· Are there signs of entrainment? Mineral build-up on fan blade, shroud, inside of cover?






Mar 02, 2010 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

1 Answer

Change water pad but change water panel light is on


Turn the control knob to the
“Test/Reset” position until the “Change
Water Panel” light blinks to reset the
water panel change indicator timer.
(Blower must be operating and furnace
calling for heat.) Be sure to turn the
control knob back to the prior setting when finished

Oct 27, 2009 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

1 Answer

Unable to get humidity level above 21% with Aprilaire 700A


Hopefully it was installed properly. It should only allow water to run when the furnaces blower is on. The outdoor probe can only be properly checked with an ohm meter. When you replace the evaporative panel, it is very important to have the dark painted mark on the "top" of the panel when it is installed. They do not give these instructions to a homeowner, only a contractor. So i am betting that your new water panel is installed upside down.
Good luck

Mar 26, 2009 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

1 Answer

Aprilaire 500 - Everything works, but humidity will not increase!


You should take out that aprilaire and throw it in the garbage or return it to who you got it from. Ask them why they didn't offer you the best humidifiers available. The only way to truly control humidity in your home without running your heat is a steam humidifier. Autoflo makes a good one also honeywell makes a new one. I have installed a honeywell tru steam in my own home and a few customers it hasn't lived up to its advertising. The auto flo has never given me any problems with customers.

Dec 18, 2008 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

3 Answers

Aprilaire 600 - change water panel light stays on


Turn the control knob to the test/reset position untill the change water panel light blinks to reset the change panel timer. Make shure the furnace is running calling for heat.Turn control knob to prior setting after resetting timer. Hope this helps.

Feb 16, 2008 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Logo

Related Topics:

133 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Aprilaire Humidifiers Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2458 Answers

jdthefixer

Level 3 Expert

744 Answers

Mack Baxter

Level 3 Expert

381 Answers

Are you an Aprilaire Humidifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...